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Teachers ‘will be given free speech protection from blasphemy claims’

Teachers ‘will be given free speech protection from blasphemy claims’

Teachers ‘will be given free speech protection from blasphemy claims’

27 May 2024

Around 16% of teachers admitted to self-censoring in order to avoid causing religious offence, according to a survey in November.


Former deputy prime minister warns election campaign will be ‘dishonest’

Former deputy prime minister warns election campaign will be ‘dishonest’

Former deputy prime minister warns election campaign will be ‘dishonest’

27 May 2024

He said Britain needs to work more closely with the nation’s ‘European neighbours, who share our experiences’.


What the papers say – May 27

What the papers say – May 27

What the papers say – May 27

26 May 2024

Here are the stories making headlines this bank holiday.


‘Mixed’ bank holiday for most of UK with yellow weather warnings in Scotland

‘Mixed’ bank holiday for most of UK with yellow weather warnings in Scotland

‘Mixed’ bank holiday for most of UK with yellow weather warnings in Scotland

26 May 2024

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for northern and eastern areas of mainland Scotland, with 30mm to 40mm of rain possible.


Election campaign: National service row as parties trade Awol accusations

Election campaign: National service row as parties trade Awol accusations

Election campaign: National service row as parties trade Awol accusations

26 May 2024

Labour and the Tories swapped accusations of absenteeism on the campaign trail while Rishi Sunak pledged to introduce mandatory national service.


Police release CCTV of suspect after woman stabbed to death on Bournemouth beach

Police release CCTV of suspect after woman stabbed to death on Bournemouth beach

Police release CCTV of suspect after woman stabbed to death on Bournemouth beach

26 May 2024

A 17-year-old boy remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.


Alba Party to launch Westminster campaign with two candidates in Tayside

Alba Party to launch Westminster campaign with two candidates in Tayside

Alba Party to launch Westminster campaign with two candidates in Tayside

26 May 2024

The former first minister will be joined by party colleagues at the V&A Dundee design museum for the campaign launch.


Two vulnerable girls who went missing found ‘safe and well’

Two vulnerable girls who went missing found ‘safe and well’

Two vulnerable girls who went missing found ‘safe and well’

26 May 2024

An urgent search took place for Grace, 12, and 15-year-old Abbie, who were reported missing together from Worthing, west Sussex.


Labour and Tories to clash on security after national service announcement

Labour and Tories to clash on security after national service announcement

Labour and Tories to clash on security after national service announcement

26 May 2024

Sir Keir Starmer will say that ‘economic security, border security, and national security’ will form the bedrock of the party manifesto.


Nicki Minaj praises ‘class act’ Manchester fans as gig axed after her arrest

Nicki Minaj praises ‘class act’ Manchester fans as gig axed after her arrest

Nicki Minaj praises ‘class act’ Manchester fans as gig axed after her arrest

26 May 2024

Fans were let into the venue at around 7pm on Saturday for her show before it was cancelled.


Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbing in Bedford

Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbing in Bedford

Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbing in Bedford

26 May 2024

Emergency services were called to a report that a man in his 20s had been attacked.


Professional horse rider dies in fall during international tournament in Devon

Professional horse rider dies in fall during international tournament in Devon

Professional horse rider dies in fall during international tournament in Devon

26 May 2024

Georgie Campbell, 36, was immediately attended to by medical staff after falling at a fence but could not be saved.


DUP ‘willing to step aside’ in Fermanagh-South Tyrone for pro-union candidate

DUP ‘willing to step aside’ in Fermanagh-South Tyrone for pro-union candidate

DUP ‘willing to step aside’ in Fermanagh-South Tyrone for pro-union candidate

26 May 2024

Sinn Fein’s Michelle Gildernew won the seat by just 57 votes at the last general election in 2019.


Labour could take up to 25 Scottish seats at Westminster – poll

Labour could take up to 25 Scottish seats at Westminster – poll

Labour could take up to 25 Scottish seats at Westminster – poll

26 May 2024

The survey by More In Common showed the Labour Party started the election campaign with a five-point lead over the SNP.


Police concerned for vulnerable missing girls believed to be 132 miles from home

Police concerned for vulnerable missing girls believed to be 132 miles from home

Police concerned for vulnerable missing girls believed to be 132 miles from home

26 May 2024

An urgent search is under way for Grace, 12, and 15-year-old Abbie, who were reported missing together from Worthing, west Sussex, on Friday morning.


RAF pilot who died in Spitfire crash named

RAF pilot who died in Spitfire crash named

RAF pilot who died in Spitfire crash named

26 May 2024

Police and emergency services rushed to the scene on Langrick Road in Lincolnshire just before 1.20pm on Saturday.


What was national service and how does it work in other countries?

What was national service and how does it work in other countries?

What was national service and how does it work in other countries?

26 May 2024

Compulsory national service was abolished in the UK in 1960 following the Second World War, but still exists in various forms in other countries.


Mary Poppins songwriter Richard Sherman was ‘a class act and a gentleman’

Mary Poppins songwriter Richard Sherman was ‘a class act and a gentleman’

Mary Poppins songwriter Richard Sherman was ‘a class act and a gentleman’

26 May 2024

The American musician died aged 95 on Saturday due to age-related illness


Sir Ed Davey says Lib Dems interest ‘best for a generation’ at campaign launch

Sir Ed Davey says Lib Dems interest ‘best for a generation’ at campaign launch

Sir Ed Davey says Lib Dems interest ‘best for a generation’ at campaign launch

26 May 2024

Sir Ed unveiled the Lib Dems’ new battlebus, named Yellow Hammer 1, and met a large crowd of party supporters at the launch on Sunday.


Eight passengers taken to Dublin hospital after turbulence on flight from Doha

Eight passengers taken to Dublin hospital after turbulence on flight from Doha

Eight passengers taken to Dublin hospital after turbulence on flight from Doha

26 May 2024

Dublin Airport earlier said six passengers and six crew reported injuries during the flight on Sunday.


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